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caraway, biennial Old World plant (Carum carvi) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), cultivated in Europe and North America for its aromatic seeds. They are small and ovate, with a pleasant spicy flavor, and are used as a condiment; as seasoning of pastry and bread doughs, cabbage, sausage, and some kinds of cheese; and as flavoring for certain liqueurs (as kümmel). The volatile oil expressed from the seeds is a stimulant and a carminative. Caraway is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Umbellales, family Umbelliferae.

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caraway ‘seed’ of the umbelliferous plant Carum carvi. XIV. The form corr. most closely to OSp. alcarahueya (mod. alcaravea) = Pg. alcaravia — Arab. al-kar(a)wiyā (see AL- 2); the ult. source may be Gr. káron cummin.

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car·a·way / ˈkarəˌwā/ • n. (also caraway seed) the seeds of a Mediterranean plant (Carum carvi) of the parsley family, used for flavoring and as a source of oil.

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caraway Biennial herb native to Eurasia and cultivated for its small, brown seed-like fruits that are used for flavouring foods. It has feathery leaves and white flowers. Family Apiaceae/Umbelliferae; species Carum carvi.

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caraway Dried ripe fruit of Carum carvi, an aromatic spice, used to flavour the liqueur kümmel, some types of aquavit, on bread and rolls, and in seed cake.

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